The Arts, Culture, Tourism and Museum (ACTM) Unit plans to conduct series of capability-building trainings for 2022 in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) 12.
Senior Tourism Operations Officer Argee Ryan Asaria, ACTM chief disclosed that his office wanted to develop the skills of tourism professionals, service providers, officers and stakeholders which is also the objective of DOT 12. ACTM requested assistance from DOT 12 for the conduct of 10 trainings for this year.
The requested trainings are Developing and Implementing Local Tourism Plan, Capability-Building Program and Sustainable Tourism Planning, Tourism Data Management and Analysis, Agri-Tourism 101 Training, Local Capacity-Building for Tourism Risk and Disaster Management, Community-Based Eco-Tourism Training Workshop, Community Guiding, Training on Handicraft and Product Conversion, Public Awareness Campaign on Intellectual Property Rights and Course on Nature Interpretation and Visitor Management on Eco-Tourism.
Asaria added that for 2021, South Cotabato was the top recipient of trainings from DOT 12 numbering at 21, followed by Cotabato and Sarangani provinces with 7 each and Sultan Kudarat rpovince with 4.
Component LGUs of South Cotabato likewise requested trainings from DOT12 with Lake Sebu requesting for 8; Tantangan – 7; City of Koronadal – 6; Tboli – 2; Sto. Nino – 5; Surallah – 5; Banga – 5; Norala – 7; Tampakan – 6; Polomolok – 5; and, Tupi – 5.